From a well-loved sitcom and soap to an Oscar winning foreign language film, David Michaels’s diverse acting career has spanned across theatre, television and film for over 30 years.



Having recently finished playing the part of Ed Boone, in the Royal National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, David is currently filming new series, Baptiste, for the BBC and A Confession for ITV which stars Martin Freeman.

Awards and Nominations

Nominated and a Finalist as Best Supporting Male in the 2017 Off West End Awards, for his portrayal of CIA agent Lowe in Kali Theatre Company’s production of The Dishonoured at the Arcola in April 2016.

Herding Cats, Hampstead Theatre. Directed by Anthony Banks and written by Lucinda Coxon – nominated for Best New Play WhatsOnTheatre Awards 2012

Played Captain Robert Green in the 2003 Osacar Winning Film – Nowhere in Africa, Directed by Caroline Link


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David trained at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, graduating in 1985. He has worked consistently in many renowned and acclaimed theatre, television and film productions.

His theatre highlights are many but his personal highs include starring as Richard Hannay in the smash hit comedy The 39 Steps, a Season at The Regents Park Open Air Theatre, playing Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and playing two very different husbands at the Salisbury Playhouse, Gerardo in Death and the Maiden and the philandering John Middleton in The Constant Wife.

David’s diverse theatre roles also include playing Robert in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Alistair Campbell in Justifying War at the Tricycle, Saddo in Lucinda Coxon’s dark comedy Herding Cats at Hampstead and very recently opposite Tom Conti in Rough Justice.

David has also become a well-known face on British TV, playing leads and supporting roles in many popular TV series. He is probably best known as Dr. Neil Bolton in ITV’s long running series Heartbeat and playing Harry in As Time Goes By with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.

He also had a stretch in the soap Family Affairs, where he caught up with his erstwhile wife from Heartbeat, Kazia Pelka and as Jon Welch in Coronation Street. More recently he was beleaguered PM Brian Worsley in the highly acclaimed BBC drama Hidden.

And on film David played Captain Robert Green in Nowhere in Africa, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. Other film roles include Henry Callaghan in the soon to be released Welcome to the Punch and Tom Buchanan in Jump which won Best Film at the London Independent Film Awards 2012.

2017-18 Ed, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, NT, Tour,Dir.Elle While
2016 Lowe, THE DISHONOURED, Kali Theatre Co., Arcola, Dir. Janet Steele
2015 RichardTICKINGTrafalgar Studios,  Dir. Paul Andrew Williams
2015 Randy,  I AND THE VILLAGE,  theatre503,  Dir. Robert Shaw Cameron
2013 Ackroyd,  ROUGH JUSTICE,  UK Tour,  Dir. James Larkin
2012 Torvald,  A DOLL’S HOUSE,  Coventry Belgrade,  Dir. Patricia Benecke
2011 Saddo,  HERDING CATS,  Hampstead Theatre,  Dir. Anthony Banks
2011 Lt. Col. Mercer,  THE BAHA MOUSA INQUIRY,   Tricycle Theatre,  Dir. Nick Kent
2011 John Middleton,  THE CONSTANT WIFE,  Salisbury Playhouse,  Dir. Philip Wilson
2010 Saddo,  HERDING CATS,   Bath Theatre Royal,  Dir. Anthony Banks
2010 Gerardo,  DEATH AND THE MAIDEN,  Salisbury Playhouse,  Dir. Patricia Benecke
2008 Hannay,  THE 39 STEPS,  UK Tour,  Dir. Maria Aitken
2007 Jullian Knowles,  CALLED TO ACCOUNT,   Tricycle Theatre,  Dir. Nick Kent
2007 Max,  THE WAR NEXT DOOR,  Tricycle Theatre,  Dir. Nick Kent
2006 Richard,  THREE SISTERS,   Birmingham Rep & Tour,  Dir. Paulette Randall
2005 Charlie,  PRESCENCE,  Plymouth Drum,  Dir. Simon Stokes
2004 Robert,  BETRAYAL,   Sir Peter Hall Co.,  Dir. Thea Sharrock
2004 Larry Muscat,  QUESTION TIME,  Arcola Theatre,  Dir. Andy de la Tour
2003 Alistair Campbell,  JUSTIFYING WAR,   Tricycle Theatre,  Dir. Nick Kent


2014  Colin Bond,  WATERLOO ROAD,  BBC,  Patrick Harkins & Brian Grant
Russell Ban,   DOCTORS,   BBC,   James Larkin
2011   Brian Worsley,   HIDDEN,    BBC,   Niall McCormick
2010 Patrick Roy, DOCTORS, BBC,  Adrian Bean
2009  Guy,   MISSING,   BBC,   Stewart Svassand
2009  Harry Gilmarton,   THE BILL,  Talkback Thames,  Paul Wroblewski
2008  Neil Barclay,    NEW TRICKS,  BBC,  Martyn Friend
2004-05 John Stokes,  FAMILY AFFAIRS,  Talkback Thames,  Various
2005  Jeremy Sadler,   CASUALTY,  BBC,  Various
2005  Adam Sands,   DONOVAN,  Granada TV,   Brian Kirk
2004  Laurence,   IF…THINGS DON’T GET BETTER,   BBC,   Mary Downes
2003  Robert Fenn, THE BILL, LWT, Di Patrick
2003  Alistair Campbell,   JUSTIFYING WAR,   BBC4,  Nick Kent
2002 Dr. Spick, WILLIAM & MARY, LWT, Jean Stewart
2000 David, BODY STORIES-CRASH, C4, Danial Percival
1998-2004   Harry,   AS TIME GOES BY,  BBC,  Sydney Lotterby
1997-98   Dr.Neil Bolton,  HEARTBEAT,   YTV,  Various
1994-95   Jon Welch,      CORONATION STREET,  Granada TV, Various
1995   Mick Priest,  PEAK PRACTICE,   Carlton,   Nick Laughland




2015  Rob, POPPY, Noon Films, Rick Platt
2014  The Great Maxwell,  SEALED WITH A KISS, Tualen Pictures,  Darren Rapier
2011   Henry Callaghan,  WELCOME TO THE PUNCH,  Red Disel Ltd, Eran Creavey
2010 Tom Buchanan,  JUMP,  Hugo Films,  Bindu de Stoppani
2003 Robert Green,    NOWHERE IN AFRICA,   MTM Films,  Caroline Link
Oscar Winner: Best Foreign Language Film 2003
2000 Will,    MISTERIOSO,   BBC Films,   John Glenister
2000 Mr Burger,    MONEY FOR NOTHING,   BBC Films,  Mike Okrent


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